Question about Dryers
How can you check the heating element with a ohms meter?
Usually an element problem is visible but not always. disconnect the wiring from the element, set your ohm meter to the higest setting make contact on both sides. if the needle doesnt move, switch the pos. and neg leads. if there is still no movement on your needle. bad. element.
Posted on May 23, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: older kenmore electric dryer
This is a element problem, all you have to do is on your meter, is put it on tone, and ck both ends of element, it should beep.The easiest way is to pull off and ck coils for any breaks( look carefully). Make sure unplugged at all times.
Posted on Oct 22, 2008
SOURCE: Kenmore Dryer won't heat
ok you moving in right direction but you jumped a step,,you already checked the thermal cut offf and the operating thermostat,,those where the two on the side of the heater housing,,you should have checked the thermal fuse and the thermistor,,they are on top of the blower wheel housing tuck a lttle to the left,,since you seem that you know what your doing just jump them out starting with the thermal fuse,,,keep me posted on the job
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
SOURCE: kenmore series 70 dryer will
If heating element was replaced and still no heat, Then what I would do is test the voltage current in the wiring and see if there is actually power to the element.
All parts to make dryer heat are:
any one of these units can be faulty
Posted on Oct 10, 2009
Hi, If you have a gas dryer.
The most common problem with a gas and no heat is the ignitor going bad...
Here is a tip that I wrote about that problem...
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If your dryer is electric..
There could be a number of different problems...
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Posted on Jun 21, 2010
SOURCE: Hi, Our dryer runs but
If the dryer runs there is no problem with power. If the appliance runs but does not heat the problem is one of the thermal devices. The dryer comprises one thermal fuse, several thermostats and the element. Thermal fuse and thermostats must be checked along with the element.
Start from the thermal fuse. The fuse can be tested reading impedance with a multimeter. If the fuse is open it will read Ohms infinity. In that case replace the fuse. Here the part: ASSY-BRACKET (THERMOSTAT) (Thermal Fuse with Bracket).
The fuse is part n.15 in Diagram one below. Click on the picture to enlarge:
If the fuse is OK, or if replacing the fuse did not help test the thermostats. You have the following parts:
THERMOSTAT - Part 11 in diagram
High Limit Thermostat -Part 13 in diagram
THERMISTOR - Part 27 in diagram
If the appliance is running the door switch should not be the problem. If you need test also the DOOR-SWITCH.
The thermostats can be tested reading impedance. If there is no heat, then one of the thermostats is open and will return Ohms infinity. Other way to test a thermostat is by jumping its contacts and running a controlled cycle to prevent overheating.
Posted on Aug 09, 2011
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